How to use Photoshop to pixelate a face out of a photograph

In this Photoshop screencast where be looking at a very popular technique on how to pixelate out someone’s face from a photography. This is a very useful tip, which I’m sure you have seen many times before. This technique is perfect for when you have a good photography, but for one reason or another cant feature the persons face in the photography. It’s a really easy tutorial, and takes seconds to achieve the final outcome.

Tutorial Details

  • Program: Photoshop
  • Time estimation: Under 3 minutes
  • Difficulty: Beginner


Video transcript:

Hello, and welcome to Creative Nerds. In this screencast, we’ll be sharing with you how you can pixelate out someone’s face using Photoshop. This is a handy technique if you ever wanna use a photograph of somebody but don’t want their face to be recognizable.

So we want start off by selecting the the lasso tool, and we’re just going to draw a rough selection around their face. The most important part is to ensure that any of the recognizable features have been selected within that selection, such as their mouth, their eyes, and their nose. And then, we’re gonna head over to Filter, Pixelate, and we’re gonna select Mosaic. And we’re just gonna increase the cell size to be about 40, so it’s not recognizable, and we’re going to select Okay. And there you go. It’s pixelated out the person’s facial features.

Hope this is a handy tutorial and a technique that you can use in future design projects. Thanks for watching, and stay tuned to Creative Nerds for further quick tips on how to use Photoshop.


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